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Celebrate Hanukkah in NYC With the World's Largest Menorahs

By Julia Bottles | December 6, 2016 3:56pm
 There will also be a large menorah lighting at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
There will also be a large menorah lighting at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.
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Get ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights in a big way.

New York City is home to the world's largest menorah which stands every year in Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights during Hanukkah.

Another, the menorah at Grand Amy Plaza at West 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, will light up Midtown.

The Brooklyn menorah is 32 feet tall — the maximum height allowed by Jewish law according to the Parks Department — and has towered over Grand Army Plaza since 1985. It will be lit each night of Hanukkah at the following times:

• Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 25 to Thursday, Dec. 29 at 6 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.

There will be live music, hot latkes and gifts for children to celebrate each lighting.

Over in Midtown, the menorah, which is around 32 feet tall as well and weighs about 4,000 pounds, will stand across the street from The Plaza. It will be lit during Hanukkah at the following times:

• Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 25 to Thursday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.